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Washington Regional Medical Foundation Announces Campaign for Cancer Support Home

Posted: 7/15/2019

In response to a growing need for expanded services and a more accessible facility, Washington Regional Medical Foundation has announced its plans to construct a new 12,000 square foot Cancer Support Home. Plans for the new Cancer Support Home (CSH) were shared at the 24th Washington Regional Gala and Eagle Awards on July 13. Construction of a new CSH with additional guest rooms will allow Washington Regional to more adequately meet the critical support needs of cancer patients who are struggling with th...

Washington Regional Offers OCT for Improved Outcomes

Posted: 7/12/2019

Washington Regional is the first hospital in Arkansas to offer the latest version of Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT). OCT is a technology that allows cardiologists to look inside the heart’s coronary arteries during a heart catheterization, which is a procedure to diagnose and treat blockages in arteries. OCT uses near-infrared light to scan the artery to help gain a better understanding of the vessel and how to treat it. “Traditionally, during a heart catheterization, x-ray (angiography) is used to ...

Mattone Earns Doctorate of Nursing

Posted: 7/11/2019

Jenn Mattone, a nurse in Critical Care at Washington Regional, recently earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) specializing as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. Since graduation, Mattone has joined the Washington Regional hospitalist team where she will evaluate and treat hospitalized patients. Mattone, who has been with Washington Regional since 2013, earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkan...

Washington Regional Medical Foundation Announces 2019 Eagle Award Winners

Posted: 6/26/2019

Three Eagle Award recipients will be formally recognized during Washington Regional Medical Foundation’s Gala scheduled for Saturday, July 13, at Walton Arts Center. Established in 1994, the Eagle Award for Outstanding Health Leadership is given to individuals or organizations that make outstanding contributions to the improvement of healthcare in Northwest Arkansas. This year’s recipients are Dr. Scott A. Bailey, Dr. J. Thaddeus Beck and Dr. Hugh B. Higginbotham. Dr. Scott A. Bailey Dr. Scott Bailey, a ...

Washington Regional Partners with Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank

Posted: 6/25/2019

Washington Regional has partnered with Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank to be the first human milk depot in Northwest Arkansas. Nursing women who are pre-approved by Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank can donate their extra breast milk at Washington Regional , where the milk will be stored until it is picked up by the milk bank. The Oklahoma Mothers’ Milk Bank will then test, pasteurize and store the milk before dispensing it to an ordering hospital or to a patient with a physician’s prescription. “There are multip...

Washington Regional Home Health Earns Patient Satisfaction Award

Posted: 6/20/2019

For the second consecutive year, Washington Regional Home Health has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2018 calendar year. The annual SHPBest™ award program was created to acknowledge home health agencies that consistently provide high quality service to their patients. The 2018 award recipients were determined by reviewing and ranking the over...

Bowman Earns Doctorate in Health Education

Posted: 6/17/2019

Samantha Bowman, Program Development Specialist in the Employee Education Department at Washington Regional, recently earned a Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Health Education from A.T. Still University. Bowman, who has been with Washington Regional for over six years, earned a master’s degree in health science from the University of Central Arkansas and a bachelor’s degree in health science from the University of Arkansas. She is also certified as a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Yeager Earns Clinical Documentation Certification

Posted: 6/10/2019

Andrea Yeager, a Clinical Documentation Improvement Manager at Washington Regional, recently achieved designation as a Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist (CCDS). To earn this designation clinical document specialists must pass a nationally administered exam. Yeager, who has been with Washington Regional since 2018, earned a Master of Science in Nursing as well as a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Chamberlain College of Nursing. She also earned an associate’s degree from Lansing Community Co...

Candra Ray, APRN, Joins Renal Specialists of NWA

Posted: 6/7/2019

Candra Ray, APRN, recently joined Washington Regional and Renal Specialists of Northwest Arkansas where she is part of the physician team. Her primary responsibility is caring for dialysis patients. Ray earned both a Master of Science and Bachelor of Science in Nursing from UAMS and an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing from Northwest Arkansas Community College. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.

Stephens Earns Doctorate of Nursing

Posted: 6/5/2019

Paula Stephens, Clinical Outcomes Coordinator at Washington Regional, recently earned a Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) specializing as an Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from the University of Arkansas Eleanor Mann School of Nursing. At graduation, she received special recognition for the Best Capstone Project. Stephens, who has been with Washington Regional since 2008, earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Arkansas and associates degree in nursing from Baptis...

Washington Regional Gifts $1 Million to NWACC

Posted: 6/4/2019

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   CONTACT: Lisa Anderson Executive Director of Planning, Effectiveness and Public Relations NWACC 479-619-2227 | landerson7@nwacc.edu Annetta Tirey Executive Director NWACC Foundation  479-619-4176 | atirey@nwacc.edu Natalie Hardin  Director of Marketing & Public Relations Washington Regional Medical Center 479-463-1290 | nhardin@wregional.com Washington Regional Gifts $1 Million to NWACC Gift to support college’s health professions and nursing programs. Springda...

Washington Regional Center for Sleep Disorders Expands

Posted: 6/4/2019

Washington Regional Center for Sleep Disorders recently expanded its sleep lab from six to ten beds. The expansion includes a control room and four new sleep rooms with private bathrooms, allowing for nearly 28 more patient studies per week. Services include sleep studies and treatment for sleep-related problems including sleep apnea, narcolepsy and insomnia. The Center’s providers are Dr. Michael Eckles and Dr. Sandeep Goplani . The Center for Sleep Disorders is located at 3017 N. Bob Younkin Dr. in Fay...

Cortes Earns Certified Breast Patient Navigator Designation

Posted: 5/31/2019

Teresa Cortes, a Bilingual Women’s Health Patient Navigator at Washington Regional Cancer Support Home, recently earned designation as a Certified Breast Patient Navigator from the National Consortium of Breast Centers. As a Certified Breast Patient Navigator, she provides individualized guidance to those who have been newly diagnosed with breast cancer. Cortes, who recently joined the Cancer Support Home, earned a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of Arkansas. The Cancer Support ...

Sampley Elected Washington Regional Auxiliary President

Posted: 5/15/2019

Anita Lynn Sampley has been named president of the Washington Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. Auxiliary members promote and advocate the welfare of the medical center through volunteer staffing, in-service projects and fundraising. A retired educator, Sampley earned degrees from both the University of Central Arkansas and Arkansas State University. A native of Forrest City, where her mother was also president of the local hospital auxiliary, she began volunteering at hospitals as a teen, when she was...

Hoades Earns Blood Banking Specialty Certification

Posted: 5/9/2019

Danielle Hoades, a Medical Laboratory Scientist for the Laboratory Blood Bank at Washington Regional Medical Center, recently earned certification as a Specialist in Blood Banking (SBB) from the American Society for Clinical Pathology. To earn this designation, lab scientists must pass a nationally administered exam. Hoades, who has been with Washington Regional for nearly five years, earned a Master of Science in biomedical science from Long Island University-CW Post and a Bachelor of Science in medica...

Young Earns Family Nurse Practitioner Certification

Posted: 5/3/2019

Elizabeth Young has earned her certification of Family Nurse Practitioner. Young, a native of Arkansas, earned a Master of Science in nursing from UAMS and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from Arkansas Tech University. She has worked for Washington Regional as an RN for over five years.

Mullins Receives Arkansas ED Leader of the Year Award

Posted: 5/1/2019

Danita Mullins, Emergency Department Director at Washington Regional Medical Center, recently received the 2019 Arkansas ED Leader of the Year Award from the Arkansas Emergency Nurses Association. Mullins, who has been with Washington Regional for over 6 years and formerly Assistant Director of the Emergency Department, has been an emergency nurse for 20 years. Mullins has a Master of Science in nursing with emphasis on leadership in health care systems from Grand Canyon University and a Bachelor of Sci...

Washington Regional Offers Valve Replacement Procedure without General Anesthesia

Posted: 4/29/2019

Washington Regional now offers transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) using an alternative to general anesthesia for intermediate to high-risk surgical patients. Through monitored anesthesia care (MAC), or awake TAVR, patients with severe aortic narrowing can remain conscious during the procedure. MAC offers similar clinical outcomes to general anesthesia with a reduction of postoperative complications and a shorter length of hospital stay. Washington Regional is the first to offer monitored anes...

Dr. Stacey Burnett Joins Eureka Springs Family Clinic

Posted: 4/2/2019

Stacey Burnett, M.D., recently joined the Washington Regional Eureka Springs Family Clinic . Dr. Burnett joins Dr. John House, Dr. Gregory Kresse, Dr. Jon Loudermilk, Shaela Collier, APRN, Jennifer Henderson, APRN and Jennie Spears, APRN to provide comprehensive medical care for all ages. Dr. Burnett is a native of Arkansas. She earned her medical degree at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, completed residency training at AHEC in Jonesboro, and is board certified in family m...

Toni Myer, APRN, Joins Washington Regional Urgent Care

Posted: 3/27/2019

Toni Myer, APRN, recently joined Washington Regional Urgent Care where she provides non-emergency care for all ages in Johnson and Fayetteville. Myer earned a Master of Science in nursing from Walden University and a Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Arkansas Fort Smith. She is a certified Family Nurse Practitioner and a member of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.